Nerine/Lycoris-I'm so confused!
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 11:29:29 PST
Referring to the key to genera in the Amaryllidaceae in "The European 
Garden Flora", Vol. I, p. 293, we find that the essential difference 
between Lycoris and Nerine is:  

27 a  "ovules 1-3 in each cell of the ovary"

	Griffinia, Lycoris, Haemanthus, and Scadoxus

27 b  "ovules 4 or more in each cell of the ovary"

	Crinum, Clivia, Brunsvigia, Nerine, and Amaryllis

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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